Explore the most popular trails near Dammeron Valley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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on Petrified Dunes Trail

6 days ago

Hiked this with my 6 and 2 year old little girls. They loved it both of them where able to climb and explore.

The hike to the look out is very rocky and not much to look at, but the overlook once you get there is AMAZE!! Pretty easy hike, just annoying as it feels like you’re walking through a dried up river.

on Hidden Pinyon

hiking
29 days ago

Best hike with kids in Snow Canyon to date. Fun little side caves, slot-canyon-feel at parts, sand, lava rock, good views. Even sign posts marking vegetation. Would recommend to anyone.

road biking
1 month ago

I rode my bike on this trail. Depending on the direction you go, it is easier or harder. If you start at the Johnson Canyon trailhead parking area and go north up to the Upper Galoot parking lot through the park, you gain 463 feet according to alltrails. Going back on this same trail, there is only a 49 feet elevation gain. (Time, S to N was 45 min, and N to S only 15 min.) I have both of these as separate recordings in my account here on alltrails. I also rode through the park on the road, which was almost the same challenge up and back, but both with strikingly different views. There is just so much to explore in this park!

I would say if you want to ride bikes on this trail as a family or with people (like me) who may be trying to get back in shape, start at Upper Galoot and go down to Johnson Canyon Trailhead. In case not everyone can go back due to the elevation gain or being tired or too hot (not a lot of shade on the trail, and don't forget water and sunscreen), maybe the strongest biker can bike back (a bit harder to go back in this direction) and shuttle everyone back.

Absolutely stunner view and what a payoff! The approach is quite muggy and hotter than surrounding areas. The payoff was stunner and we spent an hour alone there. Good option for those with a 4 legged friend that are blocked out of zion.

Great hike, the view was amazing!

Great hike! The first mile maybe difficult for those with back or stability issues. It does level out and is worth the breath taking views at the top. Take a lunch and relax for a bit at the top.

as stated the hike itself isn't particularly thrilling or difficult but the view is beyond worth the walk. It's seriously breathtaking. The first bit of the trail is really rocky before becoming more sandy later on.

Awesome view!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy, sunny.

A great early morning hike. Lots of rocks and sand, but an easy climb and a spectacular view. What a payoff. Sunrise is best.

Very nice hike for those who like exercise. Beautiful trail with a big payoff view at the end.

It was totally unlike any hike I’ve ever done. Sorta felt like I was walking on Mars

Does have a few rough steep spots but even my 5 and 3 year old were able to make it to the top with a little bit of help on the slippery areas. They loved being in the volcano and the view is great from the top.

2 months ago

Good hike that ends with a great view from the peak. Best part is coming down the valley with the brown lava rock on one side, the white sandstone on the other, and the red hills straight ahead.

2 months ago

Really fun, scenic hike, easy to get to from the road and well marked. Great scenery for such a short trail. Add a quick side shoot onto Red Sands to the lookout for the best views.

Very pretty, well marked trail even for beginners like us it was great!!

3 months ago

Amazing view and rocks

We took the petrified dunes and red sand trails in to the canyon, which is a fairly arduous and hot path but clearly marked and padre canyon is beautiful - well worth the trek in. There was no one around and we found many opportunities to scramble and climb the mountains to the left of the canyon. The actual trailhead is immediately to right (easy to walk past) but even if you miss the trail there's still plenty to explore. Make sure you bring lots of water - it gets very hot and once you get in you'll want to keep going.

hiking
3 months ago

We did this trail after a very long day of hiking and it was the perfect way to end. As said, the hike is fairly easy, but the lava tubes are spectacular. At the end of the butterfly trail, the path splits into two if you go left you'll hit a massive lava tube that you can explore easily (with flashlights) to the right is a smaller tube, if you're little you can still crawl in a ways, but cool to look at regardless.

A great end to the day!

This trail is a blast! Well marked, lots of elevation change and pretty views, as well as many opportunities for scrambling and going off the path. Not too long but connects to many other great trails. Look out for the overlook (just off this trail) - provides stunning views and a fun little climb.

Remember to bring lots of water - there's very little coverage and there are strenuous bits.

Excellent view at the end.

Once you get back past the Tuachan bldgs it’s lovely. Wild flowers are blooming

trail running
4 months ago

Decent trail for hiking. Somewhat of a rough trail as you come to the top. I actually did some trail running on this trail. Great for hill training. Awesome views of Snow Canyon.

hiking
4 months ago

The hike itself was okay, but the lava tube was AMAZING! We will definitely be back again—next time with headlamps!
When you get to the T in the trail, the lava tube is 100 meters down the left fork of the Lava Tube Trail.

Great hike!

The views could not be better. The first mile and a half is forgettable but after that was enjoyable, fun, and soul inspiring. First part is mostly rock and dirt, then dirt and sand, then slip rock, and then mostly sand to the overview of Ivins and the lower Snow Canyon. If you plan on doing an out and back be in good shape or make sure you have plenty of time, probably both! In my case, I planned on it but ran out of time and would have been dragging by the time I got back.

The views could not be better. The first mile and a half is forgettable but after that was enjoyable, fun, and soul inspiring. First part is mostly rock and dirt, then dirt and sand, then slip rock, and then mostly sand to the overview of Ivins and the lower Snow Canyon. If you plan on doing an out and back be in good shape or make sure you have plenty of time, probably both!

Beautiful scenery!

First mile is solid. A lot of the Trail is on sand, fits the name. The pools had water so good finish to the trail prior to heading back.

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